I also took a birdwatching walk with naturalist Rich MacDonald of Bar Harbor's National History Centre from Sieur de Monts Spring, in the shadow of the mountain named after George Dorr, and saw black-capped chickadees, red-breasted nuthatch
, and a beautiful gold-crowned kinglet.
This winter seems to feature conifer birds, such as pine siskin, red-breasted nuthatch
and crossbills that have traveled to Pennsylvania due to natural crop failures to the north.
The ones that shifted their range downslope include both low-elevation species like the Ash-throated Flycatcher and Western Scrub-Jay, and high-elevation species like the Cassin's Finch and Red-breasted Nuthatch
Here are a few winter birds and their favorite foods: Birds Foods Northern Cardinal safflower seeds, fruit, berries, nuts Black-Capped Chickadee hulled sunflower seeds, peanuts, berries Downy Woodpecker hulled sunflower seeds, tree nuts, fruit Red-Breasted Nuthatch
hulled sunflower seeds, peanuts Tufted Titmouse hulled sunflower seeds, fruits, nuts Dark-Eyed Junco white millet, cracked corn
The red-breasted nuthatch
lives throughout much of the United States and Canada.
An audacious red-breasted nuthatch
, just 4 1/2 inches long, lands on General Sherman's huge flank.
The day included a couple of special treats for bird lovers - the red-breasted nuthatch
and Eurasian wigeon, he said.
olivaceus Blue Jay Cyanocitta cristata Red-breasted Nuthatch
Sitta canadensis Brown Creeper Certhia americana Golden-crowned Kinglet Regulus satrapa Ruby-crowned Kinglet R.
Lyon noted the return of black skimmers, a large water bird, to Ventura County over the past several years, and, she said, the red-breasted nuthatch
, a songbird, is returning in large numbers this year.